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Motivation Ain't Where It's At!
Saturday, February 02, 2019      14 comments

If you are waiting for motivation to kick in before you undergo a permanent change, you'd better settle in for the long haul, because it's going to be a looooooooooong wait! Motivation, will power, and goals will sustain you for a while, bu... Read more
Make a Deal With Yourself!
Friday, November 09, 2018      6 comments

Have a hard time getting going with your exercise routine? Here's a trick I use with myself: I tell myself that all I have to do is get through the warm-up. If I make it all the way through and still don't feel like exercising, I can quit... Read more
Why the Thigh Gap?
Saturday, September 29, 2018      7 comments

Have you heard of this? That having a thigh gap is desirable? Apparently this is a thing with some people- It is somehow important that they can see daylight between the tops of their thighs. First of all, I'm trying to figure out w... Read more
How Patriotism and Fitness Helped my Daughter's Life: A Mom's Story.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018      6 comments

So I posted a blog about a wonderful company, Curves and Combat Boots, who had done a lot to help my daughter's self esteem, including making her an ambassador despite her not having the required 500 Instagram followers. And I was asked to remo... Read more
Putting Resentments to Rest
Wednesday, May 02, 2018      10 comments

So I've had an axe to grind with Spark for some time now. They used to have a trophy that was the at highest Spark point level. I can't even remember what the thing looked like- Gold? Silver? Chartreuse? I have no idea. I just knew that th... Read more
Give A Little, Get A Lot
Saturday, February 24, 2018      13 comments

Every morning when I get up at o-dark-thirty I put the kettle on for tea for me, and make coffee for my husband. This is a new thing for me. I used to just make my tea and get on with things. Pausing to prepare coffee for him when I don't d... Read more
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      9 comments

I posted a picture of these delicious muffins I made last week. Since then, several people have asked me to post the recipe. These are fabulous enough that I feel like they deserve their own blog. And here we are! The trick to this recip... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So HOW did I give up sugar?
Sunday, February 04, 2018      119 comments

Someone asked me, after reading my last blog about giving up sugar, how I did it. Did I ease out of it? Sub something else in for sugar? Go into a medically-induced coma until the time period for cravings passed? The truth is that I just... Read more
Giving up sugar.....
Friday, January 26, 2018      21 comments

I was told by a sweet Spark Friend that they wished I would start blogging again. The truth is that: 1. Now that I'm working 40+ hours outside the home a week, my time to blog is all but gone and B. I can't think of another darned fitness r... Read more
Middle Age is No Excuse
Saturday, August 26, 2017      18 comments

This is going to be a controversial blog. I already know this, and am prepared for the backlash. :-) I have arrived at the conclusion that losing weight after 40 isn't really that much harder than losing weight when we are younger. I be... Read more
Sitting With Intention
Thursday, December 08, 2016      11 comments

When I was in California taking care of my mom for her knee replacement surgery I noticed something- She would just "drop out" when she sat down. About halfway down, she'd release all of her muscles and simply fall back into her seat. I knew it ... Read more
Home gym complete! With photo!
Saturday, August 27, 2016      13 comments

This is an update to a blog I posted back in January titled "Bargain Basement Workouts". (
al.asp?blog_id=6080486 ) In that blog, I gave a "wish list" of things I'd like t... Read more
Bargain Basement Workouts
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      13 comments

So I haven't really lost any weight since I've started my journey to re-lose 30-ish pounds, but this week I HAVE started back to regularly working out in the mornings. I've made the decision that my workout time, which is limited, is best... Read more
Developing My Method
Sunday, January 17, 2016      8 comments

Thought I'd give a quick update on my progress and journey thus far: When my daughter and grandson were here I didn't do so hot with my eating. But I DID manage to start exercising again. I came to the reality that if my eating wasn... Read more
Killing the Beast
Sunday, January 10, 2016      5 comments

I made it through yesterday, a work day, both getting enough water AND managing to not get overly hungry in the afternoons, thanks in large part to the responses to my last blog. So a sincere thank you to those who took time to reply- You saved... Read more

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